Articles tagged “tokyo”

Japan’s Hoshino Resorts Will Shift Its Marketing to Woo Domestic Travelers

Japan’s Hoshino Resorts Will Shift Its Marketing to Woo Domestic Travelers

Junko Fujita and Ritsuko Shimizu, Reuters

The Tokyo-based, 100-year old hospitality company, Hoshino Resorts, used to focus on international luxury travelers. But, as Japan essentially closes to foreign travel for months to come, the privately held company has pivoted to wooing domestic tourists.

2 months ago

Kyoto Asks Tourists to Stay Away as Coronavirus Threatens Japan Economy

Kyoto Asks Tourists to Stay Away as Coronavirus Threatens Japan Economy

Elaine Lies and Linda Sieg, Reuters

It wasn't too long ago that Japan was still portraying itself as a picture of normality. Now, the shelving of Tokyo Olympics and an escalating crisis will likely undo the recent gains made for Japan tourism.

3 months ago

What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry

What the Olympics Postponement Means for the Events Industry

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In a big move yesterday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially postponed this year's Olympic Games. Here's what happened and what it means for an events industry still struggling to manage the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

3 months ago

Tokyo Olympics to Be Postponed, a First in 124-Year History of the Modern Games

Tokyo Olympics to Be Postponed, a First in 124-Year History of the Modern Games

Karolos Grohmann, Reuters

It's understandable that Japan's prime minister was reluctant to do it, but the postponement of the 2020 Games felt inevitable. Now, it's official.

3 months ago

International Olympics Committee Evaluates Games Postponement as Opposition Mounts

International Olympics Committee Evaluates Games Postponement as Opposition Mounts

Associated Press

Amid growing concerns from athletes and sports officials, the IOC has given itself four weeks to evaluate scenario planning for the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Some of the scenarios include postponement for up to two years. This is the first time postponement has been publicly discussed as a possible scenario since the coronavirus outbreak has spread worldwide.

3 months ago

Tokyo Officials Backtrack on Olympic Cancellation Fears

Tokyo Officials Backtrack on Olympic Cancellation Fears

Stephen Wade, Associated Press

The reality is it could be months until the coronavirus outbreak in Asia is fully contained. With the Tokyo Olympics set for July, officials are now faced with an incredibly difficult choice.

5 months ago

Airbnb Signs 9-Year Sponsorship Deal With Olympics Ahead of Tokyo Games

Airbnb Signs 9-Year Sponsorship Deal With Olympics Ahead of Tokyo Games

Rosie Spinks, Skift

That Airbnb chose the Olympic Games for its first-ever global sponsorship deal makes sense — the event both aligns with the brand's ethos and will be a boon for its bottom line as it aims to go public in 2020.

8 months ago

Japan’s Naoshima Island: A Portrait of Possibility for Art Tourism

Japan’s Naoshima Island: A Portrait of Possibility for Art Tourism

Rebecca Stone, Skift

Ever since Naoshima, Japan, became home to a number of contemporary art museums, sculptures, and installations, the island's identity as an "art island" has become intertwined with its history and culture. Naoshima now represents a way for other destinations to think about how tourism, and art tourism specifically, can be used to revitalize communities while preserving tradition and demonstrating respect to heritage.

2 years ago

Natural Disasters in Japan Led to First Tourism Drop Since 2013

Natural Disasters in Japan Led to First Tourism Drop Since 2013

Jeff Sutherland, Bloomberg

With the Japanese government determined to rapidly grow tourism ahead of the fast-approaching 2020 Tokyo Olympics, we can be sure officials are doing what they can to make sure visitor numbers don't continue to tumble.

2 years ago

Japan’s Torrid Tourism Growth Loses Steam Due to Natural Disasters

Japan’s Torrid Tourism Growth Loses Steam Due to Natural Disasters

Gearoid Reidy, Bloomberg

Some tragic natural disasters in recent months have led to the slowest growth in Japanese tourism in more than 5 years. But let's keep perspective. Japan is still likely to enjoy record tourism this year and next.

2 years ago

Tokyo’s New Digital Art Museum Wants to Draw Global Tourists

Tokyo’s New Digital Art Museum Wants to Draw Global Tourists

Kurumi Mori, Bloomberg

Tokyo has the opportunity to impress tourists from around the world during the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, and the destination is taking that chance seriously. An interactive museum is one way to capture visitors' attention — and get lots of play on social media.

2 years ago

Tokyo Disney Resort Is Getting New Lands, Hotel in $2.3 Billion Expansion

Tokyo Disney Resort Is Getting New Lands, Hotel in $2.3 Billion Expansion

Lisa Du and Maiko Takahashi, Bloomberg

Disney's theme parks all over the world are getting upgrades, and the consistently well-performing Tokyo resort is no exception. Of course, ticket price increases will likely follow.

2 years ago